School Closure Day – Staff Professional Development Day

May 21, 2018

Dear Parents and Families,


REMINDER:  School Closure Day – Monday 21st  May 2018


On Monday 21st  May our staff will be participating with other Catholic Schools from across Ballarat and the Diocese, in a Religious Education Professional Development Day with Professor Thomas Groome.


This is a School Closure Day.



Dr. Thomas Groome is a senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College. He currently serves as Director of BC’s Church in the 21st Century Center whose mission is to be “a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church.” An award-winning author, Tom has written or edited some ten books, over two hundred essays and two primary school catechetical curricula. His best known major books are Christian Religious Education (1980), Sharing Faith (1991), Educating for Life (2002), What Makes us Catholic (2000), and Will There be Faith (2011).  Dr. Groome has received many awards, including “Masters Teaching Award” from Boston College’s School of Arts and Sciences. His lifelong passion is that Catholic education be Education From and For Faith and that our catechesis enable people to bring life to faith and faith to life.


Thank you for your support and understanding. The School Newsletter will still be sent next Monday!


Kind regards,




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